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Tiburtius's Day

(St.). April 14th. The cuckoo sings from St. Tiburtius's Day (April 14th) to St. John's Day (June 24th).

This most certainly is not correct, as I have heard the cuckoo even in August: but without doubt July is the month of its migration generally.

The proverb says:

“July, prepares to fly: August, go he must.”

It is said that he migrates to Egypt.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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